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At a trade show, major telecom operators said WiMax’s can’t compete in their world with DSL and cable: Costs will drop to the range they need to deploy, and they aren’t claiming that niche uses are unprofitable or pointless. This confirms what some WiMax vendors have been saying: that operators want the whole certification picture sorted out, volume production, and real-world trials of final silicon. And then they’ll sit on that for a while. The operators also cited limitations in licensed spectrum in the U.S. as a hindrance to deployment.
Posted by Glennf at October 27, 2005 9:21 AM
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It is all about OPEX long term. Telco's have to pay for their infrastructure so they will absorb a great deal of costs to maintain connected. When you look at what it costs a Telco to support a DSLAM/DSL Modem network over a period of 5-7 years with extensive electronics, power costs and tech (manhours)field support and replacement training you immediately see the viability of a Wireless ByPass network that has AIR to monitor and support.
We haven't even begin to consider install time and costs.
Posted by: Jacomo at November 2, 2005 12:47 PM